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Norah A. Terrault, M.D., M.P.H.

Norah A. Terrault, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Clinical Medicine & Surgery
Departments of Medicine & Surgery
Director of Viral Hepatitis Research in Liver Transplantation

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Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
Phone: (415) 476-2227
415-476-0659
norah.terrault@ucsf.edu
 
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1985 B.MSc., University of Alberta

1987 M.D., University of Alberta

1997 M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley

  • 1987-88 Internship, University of Toronto
  • 1988-91 Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 1991-93 Gastroenterology, University of Toronto
  • 1994-95 Clinical Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto

  • 1995-97 Research Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, UCSF Medical Center

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Liver Injury and Repair

Dr. Norah Terrault is a hepatologist or liver specialist who is recognized internationally for the treatment of viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. Her research includes the study of viral hepatitis and its progression and treatment, especially in liver transplant patients. Her research includes several clinical trials related to preventing and treating chronic hepatitis C and B. Her studies in this area have been presented to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the leading organization for research in liver disease.

Terrault completed medical training at the University of Alberta and specialty medical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto, both in Canada. Her post-doctoral fellowship in hepatology and viral hepatitis was completed at the University of California, San Francisco while earning a concurrent master's degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. She joined the medical staff at UCSF Medical Center in 1997.

My research focuses on the natural history and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), particularly in special populations, including those undergoing liver transplantation. Work in progress addresses the natural history of post-transplant disease and specific therapies to prevent infection or modify HCV and HBV disease progression and loss of grafts from recurrent disease.

Our virological analyses are focused on characterization of viral mutations that occur in liver transplant recipients receiving antiviral therapies and assessment of the effect of these variant viruses on the natural history and severity of disease post-transplantation. Knowledge of these factors may allow improved organ allocation by identifying subsets of patients with HCV recurrence in liver grafts who would be favorable or unfavorable candidates for retransplantation. 

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4143-1950 Additional info
  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN)
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    Jun 2002
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    Jun 2024
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  • Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN): Natural History and Treatment Studies
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    Sep 2008
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    May 2020
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  • Bay Area Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Center
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    Jun 2010
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    May 2015
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  • General Clinical Research Center
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    Dec 1974
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    Mar 2009
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  • Resistance to Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C
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    Aug 2001
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    Apr 2007
    Principal Investigator
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 327
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  1. Singal AK, Kwo P, Kwong A, Liangpunsakul S, Louvet A, Mandrekar P, McClain C, Mellinger J, Szabo G, Terrault N, Thursz M, Winder GS, Kim WR, Shah VH. Research methodologies to address clinical unmet needs and challenges in alcohol-associated liver disease. Hepatology. 2021 Sep 08. View in PubMed
  2. Zhou K, Gainey CS, Dodge JL, Setiawan VW, Liu L, Cockburn MG, Terrault NA. Diverging incidence trends for hepatocellular carcinoma in rural and urban settings in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Aug 27. View in PubMed
  3. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. Changes and mediators of survival disparity among Black liver transplant recipients in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2021 Aug 10. View in PubMed
  4. Burra P, Samuel D, Sundaram V, Duvoux C, Petrowsky H, Terrault N, Jalan R. Limitations of current liver donor allocation systems and the impact of newer indications for liver transplantation. J Hepatol. 2021 Jul; 75 Suppl 1:S178-S190. View in PubMed
  5. Zhou K, Dodge JL, Yuan L, Terrault NA. Metabolic Risk Profiles for Hepatic Steatosis Differ by Race/Ethnicity: An Elastography-Based Study of US Adults. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Jun 26. View in PubMed
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